Jersey City Anti-Violence Coalition Movement founder Pamela Johnson reminded the City Council of the fatal shooting of Lavon King by a Jersey City police officer on June 24 and is still a pending investigation.
In the aftermath of a grand juryâ€™s decision not to indict Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown, Jersey City Anti-Violence Coalition Movement founder Pamela Johnson reminded the City Council of the fatal shooting of Lavon King by a Jersey City police officer over the summer.
Ward A Councilman Frank Gajewski, a former Jersey City police chief, labeled the incident a homicide.
As Johnson noted, unlike other police involved shootings, no information about the officer has been released. As well, Kingâ€™s autopsy has yet to be made public, which West District Police Captain Michael Kelly claimed would be at a community meeting in late July when questioned by a resident in attendance.
Kelly also suggested that the death of King and Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago were â€œlinked.â€
In addition, at Kingâ€™s funeral, a relative disputed the police account of what had occurred the day he was shot and killed.
Calls seeking comment on this story were not returned by the Hudson County Prosecutorâ€™s Office.